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The Resource Rocking the state: rock music and politics in Eastern Europe and Russia

Rocking the state: rock music and politics in Eastern Europe and Russia

Label
Rocking the state: rock music and politics in Eastern Europe and Russia
Title
Rocking the state: rock music and politics in Eastern Europe and Russia
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Of the many avenues for expressing dissident viewpoints in communist societies, rock music - with its broad appeal among young people - was one of the most effective. Although there were rock groups that sang the praises of communism, other groups struck the pose of "rock rebels," assailing the system through their ribald lyrics and raucous music. Communist regimes generally had a difficult time adjusting to rock music, and some, such as those in Czechoslovakia and
  • Romania, never did accept the new genre. Others, such as the East German government, tried to control and monitor rock by requiring musicians and DJs alike to pass tests on Marxist ideology. Other strategies included censoring lyrics, record covers, and attire; insisting on haircuts for band members; and fussing about jewelry and other adornments worn by rockers. The authorities knew that although these bands could not overthrow the state, they could sing up a storm,
  • And, indeed, rock the state. Bringing together some of the world's leading authorities on rock music under communism, this book analyzes the rise of specific rock groups throughout Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, examining the broader social culture in which they operated and evaluating the political ramifications of their popularity
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.R6384 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ramet, Sabrina P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Music and state
Label
Rocking the state: rock music and politics in Eastern Europe and Russia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rock: the music of revolution / Sabrina Petra Ramet -- Rock music in the GDR / Olaf Leitner -- Big beat in Poland / Alex Kan and Nick Hayes -- Rock music in Czechoslovakia / Sabrina Petra Ramet -- "How can I be a human being?" / László Kurti -- Shake, rattle and self-management / Sabrina Petra Ramet -- The Bulgarian rock scene under communism / Stephen Ashley -- The Dean Reed story / Nick Hayes -- The Soviet rock scene / Sabrina Petra Ramet, Sergei Zamascikov, and Robert Bird -- Rock music in Belarus / Maria Paula Survilla -- Rock culture and rock music in Ukraine / Romana Bahry
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780813317625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rocking the state: rock music and politics in Eastern Europe and Russia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rock: the music of revolution / Sabrina Petra Ramet -- Rock music in the GDR / Olaf Leitner -- Big beat in Poland / Alex Kan and Nick Hayes -- Rock music in Czechoslovakia / Sabrina Petra Ramet -- "How can I be a human being?" / László Kurti -- Shake, rattle and self-management / Sabrina Petra Ramet -- The Bulgarian rock scene under communism / Stephen Ashley -- The Dean Reed story / Nick Hayes -- The Soviet rock scene / Sabrina Petra Ramet, Sergei Zamascikov, and Robert Bird -- Rock music in Belarus / Maria Paula Survilla -- Rock culture and rock music in Ukraine / Romana Bahry
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780813317625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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